Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 835 active visitors Wednesday, December 11, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1493 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Feds Win Right to War Protesters' Records
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In what may be the first subpoena of its kind in decades, a federal judge has ordered a university to turn over records about a gathering of anti-war activists."

"In addition to the subpoena of Drake University, subpoenas were served this past week on four of the activists who attended a Nov. 15 forum at the school, ordering them to appear before a grand jury Tuesday, the protesters said."

"Federal prosecutors refuse to comment on the subpoenas."

"In addition to records about who attended the forum, the subpoena orders the university to divulge all records relating to the local chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, a New York-based legal activist organization that sponsored the forum."

-------
When the government wants to invade the privacy of its citizens just because they had the unmitigated gall to protest that government's actions, you have truly entered a police state.
 

Seven years jail, $150,000 fine if you don’t tell the world your email and home address
Submitted by: James Tilbert

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"If you don’t tell the world your email, home address and telephone number you could face a seven-year jail sentence and a $150,000 fine under new legislation that the US Congress is trying to push past today."

"Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas - chairman of the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - yesterday produced from nowhere extensions to the 1946 Trademark Act that would make giving false contact information for a domain name a civil and criminal offence."
 

Anti-gun group, gun enthusiasts debate as assault weapons ban is about to expire
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

The issues of gun violence and gun ownership both took center stage in Mount Kisco on Saturday.
Members of the group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) came together at Mount Kisco Village Hall off Route 117 to warn that the 1994 ban on some assault weapons will expire this September unless Congress breathes new life into it. Meanwhile, a gun show took place across town at the Holiday Inn.

NYAGV members say the current assault ban does not go far enough, while gun enthusiasts at the gun show believe law-abiding citizens should be allowed to purchase certain assault weapons.
 

Noise from gunshots a danger to hearing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"When participants at a National Rifle Association convention were given electronic audio exams, nearly 50 percent of those tested had some level of hearing loss. The survey included a variety of shooters - young and old, casual and frequent."

" 'Even shooting a .22 rifle, which many people don't think is bad, is bad,' says audiologist Garry Gordon. His company, Environmental Acoustical Research, specializes in hearing protection products."

" 'Depending on the length of the barrel and the size of the cartridge,' Gordon said, 'the .22's noise level comes in around 140 decibels, which is approaching the threshold of pain. Eighty to 90 decibels are where hearing damage is a concern.' "

-------
And yet, the gun banners are still insisting that the ban on sound suppressors must remain intact.
 

Constituent Input Goes Way of Mail
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED

NOTE:
Use the following information to access this article:
Site username: Newslinks@KeepAndBearArms.com
Site password: Newslinks
Must have cookies turned on for it to work.

-------
"After ricin was found in the mailroom of a Senate office building last week, hazard response teams searched Capitol offices to collect mail that was quarantined when the buildings were shut down. The fate of those letters at the end of the week was still uncertain, but congressional staffs have been told not to hold their breath -- they shouldn't expect their return. That means thousands of letters, presumably containing millions of words of persuasive advice, could be damned to the realms of the unread. Forever."

-------
Just one more way to hold your representatives accountable to you seems to be dying out. Start making calls.
 

MN: Guest Column: Crunching the Numbers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Bruce scored a major public relations victory the other day at the opening of the legislative session. He was there for a little political activism—I would have been there, but I was busy working on the book—and one of the very few folks who showed up on behalf of the 'Citizens for a Safer Minnesota' asked him if he was carrying, and he—Bruce is very big on 'Minnesota Nice'—answered that he was, and upon request, pulled his jacket slightly back to show her where."

"She immediately summoned the capitol police, apparently expecting to see him thrown down on the ground, manhandled, and handcuffed."

"She was disappointed. The capitol police are professionals, who know that permit holders who have given proper notice to the Commissioner of Public Safety are allowed to carry in the capitol, and have been so for years, without any problem. The capitol policewoman merely came over, politely asked to see Bruce's notification letter, looked it over, smiled, handed it back to him, wished him a good day, and left, all in the view of the waiting news crews, who had been cued by the 'Citizen for a Safer Minnesota' to expect some disturbance." ...

"The combination of good intentions and success needs to be acknowledged; I offered Bruce the loan of my soapbox, and he graciously accepted."
 

UK: New MP3 player that fits on a gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A British-based company is selling MP3 players which can be attached to an assault rifle."

"The 'AK-MP3' player is built into the ammunition clip of a Kalashnikov. It can be swapped with the real magazine carrying bullets and inserted into the weapon."

"The device is being advertised on the internet by a Buckinghamshire-based company set up by a group of Russian businessmen who sell audio books."

"It comes with enough storage space to hold 3000 audio books or 9000 songs."

"Former Russian rock star Andrey Koltakov, a partner in the dotcom company offering the AK-MP3 for sale, said: 'This is our bit for world peace - hopefully, from now on many militants and terrorists will use their AK-47s to listen to music and audio books."
 

MD: Major deer hunting changes in air for Garrett, Allegany counties
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Hold on to your hunting cap. The MD Wildlife and Heritage Service is about to propose sweeping alterations to the deer hunting regulations."

"Assistant Director Bob Beyer points out that these proposals could change some, based upon additional in-house input as well as public meetings that will take place in March. The dates and locations of those meetings have not yet been set."

"The proposed regulations have been changed to enhance the harvest of antlerless deer in Region A and reduce the taking of bucks, thus better controlling the total number of deer and increasing the number of older bucks. Public lands will have more restrictive antlerless seasons because of intense hunting pressure they receive."
 

Why I am a Pro-Gun Pacifist
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"... I'd rather guns didn't exist. I'd love nothing more than to wake up tomorrow morning and read the headline that all guns and other weapons have disappeared from the face of the earth, never to return."

"My job as Mr. North Carolina Libertarian is chock full of delicious ironies. One of my favorites is that this self-styled pacifist is one of the most prominent Second Amendment advocates in the state. I don't care who you are, now that's funny."

"So why I am such a passionate defender of the right to keep and bear arms?"

"The short answer to that question is that I am a Libertarian. This question is about choice. I do not desire to force my choice on others." ...
 

AL: Alabama and US Marijuana Party Founder Goes on Trial
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Alabama and US Marijuana Party founder Loretta Nall will appear in Tallapoosa County District Court on Feb. 10, 2004 at 2 p.m. to face charges of 2nd degree Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia."

"Mrs. Nall, who maintains her innocence, was arrested in a November 2002 raid on her home less than a week after the Birmingham News published her letter to the editor in which she called for citizens to vote and change Alabama's drug laws."
 

IN: Local class to teach firearm safety tips
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Police officers want to know how many people will be showing up for their first local gun safety class on Feb. 21."

"There is no charge for the four-hour class, but police need numbers to make plans."

"The Wayne County Sheriff's Department and the Richmond Police Department are jointly sponsoring it."

"The course is designed to give gun owners a background in gun safety. There will be no firing."

"All participants will receive a free gunlock provided by the national ChildSafe project."

"The sheriff's department and the local police received 1,300 of the locks to distribute. They can be effective on all pistols and most shotguns and rifles."

-------
Effective at destroying their usefulness as a self-defense tool!
 

India: Gun-maker, 5 others held near A'bad
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Ahmedabad district police on Sunday nabbed a gunsmith and five others for illegally fabricating muzzle-loader rifles and possessing unlicensed fire-arms." ...

"Patel, who doubles up as a blacksmith and carpenter, is an expert in making muzzleloaders — a gun which does not require any cartridges. "

"Gunpower and shrapnel is packed in the muzzle and fired."

" 'The guns, as per statements of the accused, were being used for poaching of wild animals like deer, blue bulls (nilgai), hare and pigs,' informed Ahmedabad district SP Manoj Agarwal."
 

UK: Airport Gun Gang Stole £1.75M
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"An armed gang who shot at a warehouse worker during a robbery at Heathrow Airport stole around £1.75 million, police said tonight."

"The men raided the Menzie’s World cargo shed at the busy airport late last night, tying up 15 workers using plastic handcuffs, a Scotland Yard spokesman said."

"Three male employees suffered minor injuries while they were being restrained, and at least one of them was pistol whipped."
 

CA: Woman shoots intruder, great story worth reading and sharing
Submitted by: James Tilbert

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
This story is worth reading in its entirety and sharing with friends -- especially with women.

-------
"Firing nine rounds from two handguns, a 53-year-old Rancho Cordova woman fended off an intruder Thursday night after he crashed through her sliding glass door." ...

"At about 9 p.m., a noise at the sliding door prompted a male visitor to get up to investigate, but Lisle dashed to a back room to get one of her guns." ...

"When the intruder shattered the glass, Lisle's three guests fled from the house. Lisle stood her ground and opened fire."
 

White Hats Waiting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"...we know that there have been discussions of ID’s for Americans for a few years now, with the idea being pretty overwhelmingly rejected. I am ancient enough to remember those movies during and after WWII, where innocent folks on the streets of Nazi-occupied towns would be stopped by gruff jack-booted SS men, who demanded 'Papieren, bitte!' I always wondered, if some Nazi were to accost me as I left the theater, what papers I would show him. Would my brand-new drivers license do? The idea of carrying around some documents to satisfy the curiosity of officious strangers was, and is, repellent. But some sort of ID on each piece of mail I posted isn’t so bad, is it?"

"Whatever form this ID takes, it must obviously be unique to each individual. And since you never know when you might want to mail a letter, you would be advised to keep this unique identifier upon you at all times. Do you get the direction here? Once a citizen becomes accustomed to carrying his unique mail identifier with them, what’s the harm in producing it, in the name of national security, truth, justice, and the American Way!! It’s not really a national ID at all, you see, but a mail-security device. That’s OK!"
 

Fly the Friendly Skies (Audio)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
So sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of the flight. . . .

This is what flying SHOULD be!
 

MN: Burglaries unnerve students - Break-ins continue as St. Paul police continue to investigate suspect
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Six weeks ago, a burglar crept through the apartment window where eight St. Paul college students live and returned twice. In some ways, he's never left."

"He's rifled through underwear drawers, left pictures of the women on their beds and grabbed one of them in the middle of the night. He's gone through bills and wallets, stolen a DVD player, three laptop computers and lingerie."

-------
The University of Saint Thomas bans "dangerous instruments that can be used to inflict bodily harm upon individuals" on campus.
 

NY: Cayuga rethinks gun law
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"With the village considering rescinding its local law prohibiting the discharge of firearms within village limits, some residents are expressing concerns about safety."

"More than half of the villages in Cayuga County have local laws similar to the village of Cayuga. A few villages - Moravia, Union Springs and Meridian - are satisfied with the state law, which prohibits the discharge of firearms 500 feet from a roadway or occupied dwelling."

"Cayuga put its law on the books in 1996, after a deer slug was found in the residential area of Genesee Street."

"Some residents have talked with Mayor Mike Coombs since last month's public meeting and have told him that they do not want to see the law rescinded." ...
 

NY: State eyes fee hikes
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"From pistol owners to concert goers, and from ATV riders to anyone getting a parking ticket, everyone will be affected by Gov. George E. Pataki's proposed fee increases." ...

"Gun advocates are up in arms about the idea to impose a $100 fee on new and renewals of handgun permits. There is also a $25 fee for each amendment to the permit, if a person buys or sells a gun, and a $25 fee if the holder moves to a new county. Plus, the governor is proposing to have the permits expire in five years, rather than holders obtaining a permit once in a lifetime."
 

NY: Groups set sights on gun-control laws
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Pelosi and other advocates yesterday called for background checks even for those who buy used guns, and asked federal lawmakers to enact tougher laws banning the sale of all semi-automatic assault weapons."

" 'There is no legitimate purpose for these weapons in civilian society,' said Edie Smith, the New York state council president of the Million Mom March. 'They are not needed for hunting, they are not needed for protection. They are useful for drive-by shootings and workplace massacres.' "

-------
They were also useful as tools of protection for store owners during the 1992 LA riots. But apparently these fascists don't care about a few business owners getting slaughtered for the "common good."
 

MO: Free gun locks to be distributed
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Jasper County received 3,100 gun locks Thursday as part of a $50 million national firearms grant program."

"The Carthage, Jasper, Joplin, Sarcoxie, Carterville, Duquesne and Webb City police departments and the Jasper County Sheriff's Department all received part of a 508,000 allotment dispersed statewide. The cable-style locks will be distributed free of charges to residents."
 

SD: Gun lobbyists criticized by legislators
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Gun-rights lobbyists were sharply rebuked Saturday by angry legislators who accused them of using threats and lies to intimidate lawmakers."

-------
This would be amusing if it wasn't so sad and hypocritical. Gun banners put out questionable and misleading reports, shriek dire predictions of blood in the streets and publicize outright lies about guns every day to promote their fascist agenda.

-------
"The SDGO lobbyists opposed SB212, urging legislators to instead pass HB1287, a broader measure which said no private property could be used or taken by the governor during disasters."

"Brent Wilbur, lobbyist for the governor, said HB1287 would unduly tie the governor's hands."
 

CA: Gun locks available from local police
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Project Childsafe will be providing more than 1,000 firearm safety kits to Porterville residents over the next year."

"The Porterville Police Department is distributing the free firearm safety locks to the community along with firearm safety instructions. The safety locks are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week at the Porterville Police Department." ...

"Residents are encouraged to pick up a safety lock so they can securely store their firearms." ...
 

VA: Gun "Safety"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

Gun owners in Washington County, Virginia are being asked to lock up their firearms and the Sheriff's Department is giving them the locks to do it.

The department is taking part in a national effort to promote gun safety.

Project Child Safe is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and the firearms industry.

The Sheriff's Department received one-thousand free locks to distribute in Washington County beginning on Monday.
 

Kenya: Bungling policemen gun down passenger
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A woman who had hiked a lift home due to the ongoing transport crisis was on Thursday night shot dead by police."

"Purity Kanini, 43, a Madison Insurance employee, was shot along Nairobi’s Juja Road."

"Police shot at the packed vehicle she was in, mistaking the passengers for gangsters."

"The vehicle was overloaded because most public service transporters have stayed off the roads following new safety rules announced by the Government."
 

WI: NRA targets gun bill backer
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Rep. Gary Sherman, a Democrat from Port Wing, said casting the deciding vote in the Assembly Tuesday was a simple matter of preventing the Republican-controlled Legislature from overturning a veto by a fellow Democrat, Gov. Jim Doyle."

"Although he was a co-sponsor of the bill to repeal the longtime ban, Sherman decided to vote against the override ..."

"According to Sherman, the issue had switched from concealed weapons to a political attack on his party’s governor." ...

"Our members are absolutely going to demand that we pursue a legislator for that district who stands by principles and doesn’t practice politics over principle." -- Darren LaSorte, NRA lobbyist
 

UT: Would BYU's gun ban violate a proposed law?
Submitted by: G. Hughes

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Brigham Young University rallied in support of the campus gun ban of its athletics arch rival the University of Utah at a legislative hearing Friday only to learn that its own weapons restrictions might violate a proposed state law."

"Senate Majority Leader Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, says his bill -- aimed at clarifying state law so that only the Legislature, and not public colleges, has the right to control campus gun policies -- does not affect private institutions."

"But members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which endorsed the bill on Friday, suspect it might."
 

Australia: Inside the team that's fighting our gun wars
Submitted by: P. Jones

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Task Force Gain is a unique experiment. For the first time ever a police taskforce does not consist purely of detectives. Instead it has brought together 80 plainclothes criminal investigators and 80 uniformed officers to form a complete mini police force."

"There was a lot of doubt at first about whether this specialised unit could work."

"Officers have launched 26 operations, issued 58 search warrants and seized 11 pistols, 1859 rounds of ammunition and drugs with a street value of $3.28 million."

"The uniformed officers include 40 from the general force, 20 highway patrol officers and 20 officers from the Target Action Group. They are constantly on hand to respond immediately to any information from the investigators."
 

CA: California DOJ Returns Confiscated Firearms
Submitted by: James Tilbert

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"On November 25, 2003 the California DOJ announced the seizure of a number of illegal 'assault weapons' from a Laguna Niguel gun dealer. One of the guns on display in the store was a Robinson Armament model M96 rifle. Believing this rifle to be an illegal 'assault weapon,' DOJ Firearms Division agents used the store's transaction records to locate each purchaser of the M96 rifle, then went door to door, often in the dead of night, confiscating the firearms under threat of criminal prosecution. One such raid was videotaped. No compensation was offered for the seized firearms."

"Only problem: the M96 rifle is perfectly legal and is not an 'assault weapon.' Thankfully, higher ups at the DOJ Firearms Division got involved at the urging of CRPA and others, and reversed the Agents' interpretation."

"The confiscations illustrate the difficulty in determining whether a firearm is an 'assault weapon.' Even the specialized DOJ Firearms Division's own agents, with their advanced training on the subject, couldn't tell. So, then how is the average gun owner supposed to know?" ...
 

UT: Measure clarifies gun policy for schools
Submitted by: G. Hughes

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Sen. Mike Waddoups on Friday explained a bill in what he called 'plain language.' Only the state Legislature can set policy regarding guns on public property, including the state's public schools." ...

" 'The universities are public property, schools are public property,' Waddoups told the Senate Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee." ...

"U. trustee and former Utah congressman Jake Garn said he supports the concealed-carry law but thinks the Legislature should let schools set their own policies."

-------
When the schools can subsist without sucking taxpayer dollars, they can set whatever policy they want. Until then, they are public property and must follow the Law of the Land.
 

Australia: $20,000 to fight armed robberies
Submitted by: P. Jones

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Sydney publicans have joined forces with police to fight against armed robberies by posting a reward worth $20,000."

"It follows armed hold-ups at licensed premises in the city's west and south-west by an organised gang."

"Ten violent hold-ups were recorded at the peak of the crime wave between September 9 and October 26."

"In each case, patrons and staff were terrorised by three masked men armed with a sawn-off double barrel shotgun, a tomahawk and a knife."
 

Be Patriotic: Don't Vote
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"But America was not founded as a democracy. It was a constitutional republic. The whole purpose of the Constitution, James Madison wrote in Federalist #10, was to control 'the violence of faction,' by which he meant democracy. That’s why, until the Lincolnian 'Civil War Amendments' were added to it, every part of the Constitution was a prohibition of some kind of governmental power or activity. Democracy was made into a 'civil religion' by Lincoln and subsequent generations of Lincolnites who have successfully overthrown the constitutional republic of the founding fathers." ...

"That’s why it is unpatriotic to vote. Being patriotic in America means being devoted to the Constitution, if not the natural rights philosophy that motivated much of it. Since neither of the major political parties has any interest whatsoever in enforcing the constitutional limitations on the state, they are all traitors to the Constitution (with one lone exception, Congressman Ron Paul)."
 

Wanted: New candidates who uphold Constitution
Submitted by: Robert Lewis

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"There can be no doubt that government in the United States was created by the people, who limited the power of government to those powers enumerated in the Constitution, and specifically retained all other rights and powers to the states or to the people."

"Both major political parties pay tribute to this American system of governance. Neither of the major political parties, however, is the least bit reluctant to ignore the limitations of governmental power imposed by the Constitution – and consolidate power to the government at the expense of the peoples' freedom." ...

"They do so because the people allow it and even seem to want it." ...

"If America is ever to return to the system of governance created by the Founding Fathers, it will have to begin at the local level, where city councils and county commissions honor and respect the limitations of government power, rather than continually striving to expand government power." ...

..."The promise from all the candidates is more government and less freedom. It will likely remain so unless a new generation of candidates can be cultivated, starting in every city, county and state."
 

TN: At home on the range
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Tucked along the winding, narrow Old Brownsville Road, the association is a way of life for many gun enthusiasts." ...

"Officials say the roots of the group started in the 1870s, with a group that got together to shoot pigeons on Front Street in Memphis. The Memphis Sport Shooting Association formed as a result of several gun clubs combining, and chartered in 1937, Hardesty said." ...

"Hardesty said there have never been any serious accidents at the range."
 

AL: Would-be victim forces burglar to mow the lawn at gunpoint
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The victim, Richard Bussey, says he drove up to his father's rural residence last summer and found a man loading furniture and other items into a pickup truck."

"Bussey held a gun on the would-be thief and ordered him to return the furniture. Bussey didn't have a telephone, so he made 45-year-old Roy Andrew Gendron mow the lawn with a push mower until he could think of a plan to alert authorities."

"Bussey ultimately took Gendron's driver's license and turned it in to police."

"Assistant District Attorney Brian McVeigh says Gendron had been arrested 19 times and was on parole when Bussey caught him."

"McVeigh says if he ever gets in that situation, 'I'll try to get some yard work out of the guy.' "
 

CA: Show displays array of weaponry past and present
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Judging from what promoters say, a small percentage of people who attend gun shows actually acquire firearms."

"Most go to look, and indeed there is plenty to see at the Turlock Gun and Knife Show, which began Saturday and continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Stanislaus County Fairground. Admission is $8."

"More than 40 dealers have stocked their tables with modern guns, antiques, knives, military surplus equipment and ammunition."
 

GA: Hall County fourth-grader suspended for having plastic gun
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The suspension of a fourth-grader in Hall County for bringing a plastic BB gun on a school bus was overturned, although it will remain on his record."

"The 9-year-old was suspended Thursday after an investigation by the school system and the Hall County Sheriffs Department. Since the gun was fake, the boy will be allowed to return to school Monday."

"The item no longer had a trigger, it was no longer operable and it could not be loaded, school spokesman Gordon Higgins said. Even though the gesture was essentially harmless, it was something that caused a disruption."
 

Philippines: Ex-cop caught for gun ban violation
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A former member of the Western Police District (WPD) was arrested for possessing unlicensed firearms in Tondo Manila the other day." ...

"Before the incident Sabalay was seen roaming around the area while the four arresting officers were conducting foot patrol."

"Because of his suspicious ways, the law enforcers decided to accost the suspect and found in his possession a cal .22 magnum pistol."

"Aside from the charge of illegal possession of firearms, an administrative case for Grave Misconduct will also be slapped against them."
 

UK: Man jailed over airport gun
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A man who smuggled a handgun and bullets through six airport security checks before being caught at Gatwick has been jailed for four months.
US citizen Mohammed Haider, 39, hid the dismantled pistol in his bag, Lewes Crown Court heard."

"He passed it through airports at Texas, Chicago, Manchester, Lahore and Dubai before being picked up on routine X-ray checks at Gatwick on 9 December."

"Haider was cleared of any terrorist links after his background was checked."
 

NE: Inmate escapes using toilet-paper gun
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A prison inmate who escaped by brandishing a fake gun made of toilet paper, tape and black ink was captured four days later after a gunfight with police on a busy Omaha street."

"No one was injured in the shootout Saturday, police said."

"Michael McGuire, 54, had been on the loose since overpowering two guards Tuesday in the state prison at Tecumseh."
 

UK: Police give gun back to robber
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A teenager went on an armed robbery spree in Birmingham after the weapon he used was given back to him by police, the city's crown court heard."

"Officers found an air pistol at Junior Cooper's home during an investigation about a stolen credit card, the court was told."

"But he was released without charge after being quizzed at a police station and was handed the pistol."
 

UK: Post Office Gun Raid
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Police Are appealing to commuters for information in their hunt for two armed robbers who raided a Southborough post office."

"Between 8am and 8.40am yesterday (Thursday) two men, one believed to be armed with a gun, went into the post office on London Road and threatened staff."

"They took an unconfirmed amount of cash and left the building on foot. It appears that on leaving the men separated and made off along the A26, one in the Tunbridge Wells direction and one towards Tonbridge."
 

OH: Police buy "assault" weapons they're apparently not trained to use
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Monday's City Council meeting resembled a firing range, with Pataskala City Council members and the police chief firing accusations at one another concerning the police department's purchase of submachine guns." ...

"A letter given to Fox by a former Pataskala police officer, Ken Schwart, prompted the councilman's inquiry. Schwart resigned in December, but Forshey did not publicly address the reason behind Schwart's resignation."

"The letter alleges Forshey had purchased a number of submachine guns, which no one in the department is certified to use. It also states, among other allegations, that city council approved a $20,000 police expenditure for equipment and active shooter-response training, but no sessions were held."
 

Australia: Motorcyclist pulls gun during post office hit
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A MOTORCYCLIST robbed a Cotton Tree post office agency at gunpoint yesterday afternoon before escaping into peak hour traffic."

"The brazen attack is the second armed robbery of its kind on the Sunshine Coast in just over a month, after another man targeted the Woombye post office on December 30."

"The man, who fled the scene on a red motorcycle, brandished what was believed to be a sawn-off .
22 rifle when he entered the post office about 4.20pm."
 

UT: Salt Lake Tribune Editors Act Like Ignorant, Fascist Bigots
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"But there's a couple problems with this here idea. First, the U.'s rule against people packing six-guns to class makes sense. It's worked for a good long time. If it ain't broke, why fix it?" ...

"But we think he's got the U. mixed up with the OK Corral. The perfessors have had their gun ban for pretty near onto 30 years now, and they haven't had much of a problem." ...

-------
Writing your editorial in "Wild West" lingo and not-so surreptitiously indicating that you believe universities will turn into bloody OK Corral shootouts because concealed carry permit holders retain the means to defend themselves paints you as ignorant, paranoid bigots.
 

Australia: Police lift Diamond gun ban
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"POLICE have lifted the suspension on Olympic shooter Michael Diamond's gun licence, NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney said today."

"Last week, 31-year-old Diamond was cleared in Queanbeyan Local Court of kicking and pulling the hair of his girlfriend Tracey Kennedy in a car park on September 28 last year."

"No conviction was recorded against Diamond on another charge of not securing a firearm properly."
 

Australia: Minister defends police gun loss
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"THE NSW Government today defended the loss of six police guns in recent years, saying one had been recovered within days of being lost."

"Police Minister John Watkins said official documents provided to several media outlets under Freedom of Information showed six NSW police Glock handguns had been reported missing since July 1998."

" 'One was recovered in days,' Mr Watkins said in a statement."

"That's five missing guns in five-and-a-half years."

"NSW police currently has more than 16,100 firearms."

"Official documents showed lax security had almost certainly put police firearms into criminal hands, according to The Daily Telegraph."
 

FL: Officer promoted despite problems
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The recent promotion of a police corporal disciplined last year for several incidents, including pistol-whipping a burglary suspect, has widened a yearlong rift at the Bradenton Police Department."

"Ronald 'Cris' Truluck, who supported Mayor Wayne Poston during last November's mayoral election, was promoted to sergeant a month after Poston's victory. Several officers, who asked to remain anonymous, are charging that the promotion was based on politics rather than merit."

"Truluck was investigated three times last year for using excessive force, firing a gun inside Manatee High School and making inappropriate comments about a female lieutenant to other officers. He was reprimanded each time."
 

TX: Calling All Concealed Firearms Instructors
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Kathryn A. Graham, the Texas Director for Armed Females of America and co-owner of Safetynet Associates, has just launched a new Internet domain... which contains a huge, completely separate, non-commercial and comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions list, or 'FAQ,' covering the Texas Concealed Handgun Law. Over the next few months, Armed Females of America and Safetynet Associates have established an alliance to assist in building similar web sites for the numerous other U.S. states that have current shall-issue concealed carry legislation, using state certified instructor volunteers in their individual states who may also promote their own commercial licensing classes as compensation for their efforts..."
 

MD: Defenseless in Frederick
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

Just after 7 P.M. Friday evening, a black male pulled a gun on a cashier at Hot-Wok-Carry-Out on Waverley Drive and demanded money. The cashier ran back into the kitchen. Employees called 9-1-1. The suspect threatened a male employee with the gun before stealing cash out of the register and fleeing.

The man was last seen walking towards Elmwood Terrace Apartments. He is about 6-feet tall with a medium build and dark complexion. He was wearing a black jacket with the hood pulled over his head and a piece of black cloth covering his face. The handgun was dark in color.

If you have any information about this incident, please call Frederick City Police at 301-694-2100.
 

UK: 'I'll blow your f***ing head off' in safe, "gun-free" UK
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A DANGEROUS criminal who took part in a string of violent robberies across South-east London has been jailed for 10 years."

"In one terrifying raid, Jamie Fraser, 30, pushed his gun into a cashier's stomach and screamed: 'You've got five seconds to open the safe or I will blow your f***ing head off'."

"In another, an elderly customer at a betting shop was told his throat would be slit with a hunting knife unless staff unlocked the safe."
 

Malaysia: Give us the gift of safety
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"EVERYONE is talking about fighting sexual crimes: how rapists should be publicly flogged, girls should be equipped with self-defence knowledge, children should be drilled on personal safety, women should be taught to dress more 'decently' as not to aggravate raging testosterones, et cetera, et cetera." ...

"Perhaps the most effective way to stop sexual crime is through education. Sure, we have conducted seminars and road shows for women and girls. We have gone to schools and colleges and taught girls basic self-defence. We have distributed pamphlets on safety to the factory workers and nurses who have to work until late at night."

-------
Yes, education is important, but the writer is correct in stating that once evil takes over there is little one can do about it. Ergo, give those vulnerable girls the best tool of self-defense on the market today - a firearm. That is what will stop a rapist cold.
 

UK: Thugs guilty of killing Police Constable’s son
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Two Norfolk men were last night facing lengthy jail terms for beating a near-helpless drug addict to death over the £30 sale of a TV and video."

"Gary Todd was found guilty at Norwich Crown Court of the murder of police officer's son Paul Massen by a majority verdict, while Simon Medeiros was unanimously convicted of his manslaughter."

"Todd, an addict himself, and Medeiros went to Mr Massen's Norwich flat to teach him a lesson after he sold a 'dodgy' TV set and video recorder which did not work."

"Mr Massen, 30, suffered a severe beating and, though Medeiros phoned for an ambulance from his mobile phone, there was little that could be done to save him."

-------
Seems bans don't work on drugs either. When will the British (and certain Americans) learn?
 

Gun Bans Won't Make Society Safer (Letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Gun control attempts to sell a faulty concept through the use of false and emotionally charged statements."

"The basic thesis of gun control is that banning guns will improve safety. This is obviously, demonstrably and logically false. Bad people do bad things and ignore laws. But secular humanists don't like to judge people as 'bad.' Thus they are locked into the logical flaw of judging objects as 'bad.' "

"So-called 'assault weapons' are a further incarnation of the idea of a 'bad' object. Self-loading firearms were invented during the last part of the 19th century. 'Assault weapons' are self-loading firearms that look 'ugly' or 'evil.' (All the laws 'define' these evil devices by listing cosmetic characteristics.)"
 

SD: Bill would loosen concealed weapons law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A legislative committee decided Saturday to loosen a restriction on those who carry pistols or revolvers in their vehicles."

"[The bill] would allow people to have loaded handguns in vehicles without getting concealed weapons permits. The guns, however, would have to be in the trunk, glove box, or in a container too large to be hidden under a person's clothing."

"The bill initially would have repealed the existing law forbidding concealed handguns in vehicles unless people have permits for the weapons."

"David Conway, a lobbyist for the South Dakota Shooting Sports Association, which is affiliated with the NRA, offered the amendment that converted the bill."

-------
Once again the NRA compromises away some rights.
 

CT: Legislature not always swift to act on allegations of misdeeds
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Connecticut state Sen. Edith Prague was so angry with Republican Gov. John G. Rowland that she refused to even attend his state of the state address last week."

"A day later, Prague was traveling on official business with a fellow Democratic lawmaker who had served from prison after his third arrest for drunken driving."

"Rowland is under fire for accepting gifts for his Litchfield cottage from friends, employees and a state contractor and later lying about it. He is the subject of a federal corruption probe and a special state House committee is investigating the governor's conduct to determine whether he has committed any impeachable offenses."

"He has not been charged with committing any crimes, or convicted. Nevertheless, Prague and many Connecticut lawmakers from both parties have called for Rowland to resign."

-------
Oh, isn't this just the height of hypocrisy. A jailbird who has endangered others' lives on at least three occasions by driving drunk gets support from fellow Democrats, while another corrupt politician, who just happens to be a Republican, gets self-righteous condemnations. Is there even one politician with any honor and integrity in that pathetic little town?
 

UK: Hungerford outrage at TV documentary
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The BBC is to stage a reconstruction of the Hungerford massacre for a television documentary, despite opposition from residents and the police.

Some of the dramatised version of Michael Ryan's 1987 murder spree will be filmed in the Berkshire town this month for an hour-long programme.

It will show Ryan, 27, running amok with an automatic rifle, a pistol and a hand grenade, shooting 16 people dead and wounding 16, before killing himself.

Thames Valley Police have voiced their disappointment with the project, however, and many residents have condemned it as insensitive.

-------
So do you suppose the BBC will mention that if self-defense were not outlawed in the UK and one sane person had been carrying a gun that day they could have saved some of those 16 dead?
 

NC: Shooting Range Up For Vote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Calvary Christian School students will be able to practice marksmanship with air rifles if the Southern Pines Town Council approves plans for a shooting range on the private school campus."

"The Southern Pines Town Council expects to approve a town ordinance amendment Tuesday at the regular 7-p.m. meeting."

"The change would permit air rifle, BB gun, BB pistol, air pistol, or similar types of weapons to be fired on school property inside Southern Pines. Town ordinances presently prohibit all shooting of guns or pistols inside city limits."

"The [new] ordinance requires that the firing of such weapons be part of a program of instruction 'on a state-approved school campus with its principal location in Southern Pines.' "
 

NY: Queens shooting kills 1, wounds 3
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A Rikers Island guard was shot to death and three other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a crowded party in Queens early yesterday."

"Police said the dead man, city Correction Officer Gregory Goff, 24, was shot in the chest as bullets flew in a fight between two other men who both wanted to dance with the same woman."

-------
More carnage in "gun-free" New York City.
 

IL: 'Randolph County Ruckus' to draw thousands of gunslingers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Southern Illinois has a rich history when it comes to gunslingers."

"Now, thanks to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's funding of a world-class shooting facility in Randolph County, thousands of gunslingers will be pouring into Southern Illinois from all over the United States - this time to show off their quick-draw artistry and compete in the first-ever Single Action Shooting Society Illinois State Championship."

"The event won't take place until July 2005, giving would-be gunslingers plenty of time to perfect their draw. The Cowboy Action Shooters are bringing their competition to the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Ill., from July 28-31."
 

The weapons guy who can bend it like Beckham
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"AMOS Golan is the kind of dad who ferries his three children to and from school, insists on the family eating together, calls home several times a day when abroad and never travels without a stack of photographs of his wife and children, because 'I cannot sleep without these pictures'."

" 'I'd rather be known as an inventor of a new breed of orchids. But in an emergency, it's not easy to use a flower against a threat to your life.' -- Mr Amos Golan, whose device makes it possible for one to see and shoot a pistol around corners."

"So why is this devoted family man designing weapon systems?"

"To save lives, says the 49-year-old, responsible for the revolutionary Corner Shot, which makes it possible to see and shoot around corners."
 

Venezuela: Venezuelan Human Rights Network says police torture has existed in for years
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Inter Press Service (IPS) reports from Caracas that members of the Venezuelan National Guard (GN) have been accused of seizing a 14-year-old boy in a rural hamlet, hanging him naked from a tree, beating him with a stick, placing a pistol in his mouth and threatening to cut off his testicles if he did not provide the names of those helping kidnappers."

"According to complaints filed with the regional branch of the public prosecutor's office by family members of the victims, the young campesino, or peasant farmer, in the southeastern region of Guayana was one of 12 victims allegedly tortured by the GN's militarized police in six hamlets in the area between December 29 and January 4 as the agents searched for the kidnappers of two businessmen." ...

"Accusations that the security forces in Venezuela torture alleged suspects are not new, nor are allegations that they frequently commit extrajudicial executions -- PROVEA, a prominent Venezuelan rights group, received complaints of 165 extrajudicial executions reportedly committed by the security forces between October 2002 and September 2003."

-------
Oh, of course. Only governments and their agents should be armed. They would never abuse their power against an unarmed populace.
 

Philippines: Two Marines arrested in Makati City
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Makati policemen arrested two members of the Philippine Marines, who are twin brothers, who were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly firing their guns indiscriminately."

"Sacro said the suspects on board a Humvee military vehicle arrived at a jeepney terminal in barangay Guadalupe Nuevo around 1:10 a.m."

"Romulo Galamay, a jeepney driver, complained to the police that the suspects were angry at their group because the drivers did not allow a relative of the suspects, who is also a jeepney driver, to get passengers from the terminal."

"Galamay said while he was arguing with the Navaltas, one of the suspects hit him with a .45-caliber pistol at the back of his head and before the brothers escaped they fired warning shots in the air."
 

MO: Four charged in string of holdups
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
NOTE:
Use the following information to access this article:
Site username: Newslinks@KeepAndBearArms.com
Site password: Newslinks
Must have cookies turned on for it to work.

-------
"A grand jury handed down 152 charges Friday against four Kansas City men in a series of holdups that terrorized bars and other businesses over a six-week period." ...

"For six weeks, masked armed robbers terrorized employees and patrons at bars, taverns and other businesses."

"In some cases, the robbers fired warning shots into the air, kicked and shoved bar patrons, pistol-whipped some victims and threatened to kill others."

-------
NOTE: Even under Missouri's new "shall-issue" law, bars remain victim disarmament zones, with the exception of the proprietor.
 

UK: Gunman threatens cashiers in latest of multiple armed robberies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Two cashiers were threatened by a gunman as the string of armed raids in and around Norwich continued."

"In the latest armed raid, a man pointed what appeared to be a handgun at two members of staff in the Budgen's store."

"No shots were fired and nobody was hurt in the raid, but the members of staff were left shaken."

"On Monday a gunman escaped with £2,000 after an armed raid in the centre of Norwich."

"Done Bookmakers in Aylsham Road was targeted on Wednesday, when a gun-wielding robber threatened staff with a pistol."

"On Thursday a cashier in the Jet Petrol Station in Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, was held-up by a gunman."
 

TX: Man confronts, shoots suspect in shop burglary
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A suspected burglar apparently thought using a dog door to sneak into a business was a good idea."

"But where there's a dog door, there may be dogs, as the would-be burglar learned."

"The canines created a racket about 5:35 a.m. Friday and woke owner Donald Lee Carr. His house is connected to his business, Carr Automotive, 4445 Canyon Drive." ...

" 'I was trying to sic the dogs on him and that didn't work,' Carr said. 'So I got my weapon.' " ...

"He advised the intruder not to move, but the man attacked him, said Carr, who fired one shot into the man's lower torso." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. — JUSTICE LEARNED HAND

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2019, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy